This is an analysis of the poem Elements Of Composition that begins with:

Composed as I am, like others,
of elements on certain well-known lists,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX cbd Xef gca a aXh fbi Xci cje b Xek aae aXX dgh a ajg Xek hhX aaj b eab aXdXhk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,1,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111110 0100110111 1011101 100111010 100001101 10100 10101010011 000100110 0111 10110001111 10110100 010001 1111101 11001010 10111010 1110 010100101 0101101 11001 0100101101 0011110110 1101 1001011110 101100011 1101 010100110 10100100 11110 010 1010111 101111 10011 10001110 1011011 111 1110 11111 10110 0101100 010001001 0111111 01 101010 01011 001 001110 111010 101 101010 100010110 101 101010101 110111 11101 001100 0010111 111010 011 101010110 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 67
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Elements Of Composition;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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